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American Workers Are Disenchanted with Trump – Big League!

American workers are disenchanted with President Donald Trump. A year after he assumed office, there is no longer any doubt about his failure to stand up for working families.

Pablo Ros |

Workplace Dignity Struggles Persist 50 Years After Tragic Deaths

In a recent newspaper column, an AFSCME California member describes how workplace dignity remains evasive, 50 years after the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation worker’s strike.

Michael Avant, Executive Vice President, AFSCME Local 3299 |

AFSCME Amicus Briefs Argue Supreme Court Should Rule for Working People

More than 35 friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in the Janus v. AFSCME case urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

Don’t Shut Down Uncle Sam. Pass Dreamers Bill. Renew CHIP.

AFSCME to Congress – don’t shut down the government. Also fix DACA and renew CHIP.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME: Working People Stay Strong Despite ‘Relentless, Dishonest’ Attacks on Labor

New federal data on last year’s union membership shows working people remain strong despite “relentless, dishonest attacks from wealthy special interests,” AFSCME President Lee Saunders says.

AFSCME Staff |

NAACP Honors Former Sec.-Treas. Bill Lucy, 1968 Memphis Strikers

AFSCME icons were honored at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Pete Levine |

Sanitation Work Still Among Most Dangerous – Especially at Private Firms

Fifty years after the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, trash hauling remains a dangerous profession – especially at private firms.

AFSCME Staff |

U.S. Leads in CEO Pay – More Than 250 Times That of Average Worker

The gap between CEOs’ pay and that of the average worker continues to widen, made possible by unfair loopholes.

AFSCME Staff |

Trump Infrastructure Plan Will Likely Mean Higher Tolls and Fewer Jobs

Here are the facts about President Donald Trump’s “infrastructure plan,” which the White House says it will release soon.

Donald Cohen, In The Public Interest |

Tax Bill Showers Billions in Tax Cuts on Private Corporations

Learn how the tax bill Congress approved will personally benefit the president and big corporate donors.

AFSCME STAFF |

Close to the Cliff: How CHIP Might Fail

Millions of kids may lose their health insurance if Congress fails to fund the CHIP program.

Pete Levine |

Retirement Security Focus of New Michigan Retirees Chapter

Retirees from across Michigan banded together in late October to form Michigan Retirees United, AFSCME Chapter 255.

AFSCME Staff |

Congress Should Seat Jones Before Voting on ‘Historically Unpopular’ Tax Bill

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders is asking congressional leaders to first seat Alabama Sen.-Elect Doug Jones before voting on their disastrous tax cut plan.

AFSCME Staff |

Carving up the Classroom

The latest round of right-wing attacks on working people is putting the dream of higher education further away than ever.

Pete Levine |

Former AFSCME Leader to Receive Prestigious NAACP Award

Former AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Bill Lucy will receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Pablo Ros |

Trump Administration’s Position on Janus Is Yet Another Attack on Working People

The Trump administration sided with corporations and the wealthy in Janus v. AFSCME, which threatens workers’ ability to form strong unions.

Pablo Ros |

Bill Filed to Help Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Members of Congress led by Sen. Bernie Sanders today unveiled a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its debt burden and recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Pablo Ros |

Children May Slip Through the Cracks. Thanks Congress.

Vulnerable children may not get the health insurance they need and deserve because leaders in Congress are playing political games.

Pete Levine |

Truth Revealed: Senate, House Tax Bill Will Hurt Working Families

A nonpartisan analysis shows that the true intent of the Senate tax bill – raise taxes on working families, cut taxes for the rich and big companies.

Pablo Ros |

Fighting for the American Dream

In fighting to pass the DREAM Act, AFSCME affirms its commitment to strengthening all working families, no matter their country of origin.

Pete Levine |
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